In his Breviloquium, Ockham argued fiercely that the pope does not have the plenitude of power (plenitudo potestatis) over temporal matters and to claim such is. , in Breviloquium; Ockham, Court traité du pouvoir tyrannique, – ; and Ockham, A Short Discourse on Tyrannical Government, 23– 4. Ockham, bk. Works of St. Bonaventure Series, Volume IXby Dominic V. Monti, OFM One of the works of Bonaventure that demonstrates his skill in the divine art of synthesis”.
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Don’t have an account? In patristic exegesis, the undrawn and drawn swords are often interpreted as signifying, respectively, spiritual and temporal, or ecclesiastical and lay, power.
During the Middle Ages, Luke’s remarks breviloqyium them ockhqm a battleground on which many issues relating to regnum and sacerdotium were fought out. This chapter examines certain aspects of William of Ockham’s contribution to the debate which raise general hermeneutic issues, centering on the extent to which sound doctrine can rest on spiritual interpretation as opposed to literal declaration.
Here, exegesis and politics intersect crucially, with potentially very serious consequences. The focus is on the status of allegory in William of Ockham’s Breviloquium on the power of the pope. The argument of the Breviloquium depends heavily on the Bible as a source of authority for what should be believed about the nature of papal power.
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